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firit among

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me patiently

and being exceedingly mad 4 My manner of life from against them I persecuted my youth, which was at the them even unto strange ci

mine own nation ties. at Jerusalem, know all the 12 Whereupon as I Tews;

went to Damascus with au5 Which knew me from thority and commifiion from the beginning (if they would the chief priests, testify) that after the most 13 At mid-day, O king, I ftraitest sect of our religion I saw in the way a light from lived a Pharisee.

heaven, above the brightness 6 And now I stand and of the sun, shining round aam judged for the hope of the bout me and them which promise made of God unto journeyed with me. our fathers :

14 And when we 7. Unto which promise our all fallen to the earth, I heard twelve tribes, instantly serv- a voice speaking unto me, ing God day and night, hope and saying in the Hebrew to come. For which hope's tongue, Saul, Saul, why persake, king Agripra, I am ac-secutest thou me? it is hard cused of the Jews.

for thee to kick against the 8 Why should it be pricks. thought a thing incredible 15 And I said, Who art with you that God should thou, Lord? And he faid, I raise the dead?

am Jesus whom thou perfe9 I verily thought with cutest. myself, that I ought to do ma 16 But rise, and stand ny things contrary to the upon thy feet; for I have name of Jefus of Nazareth. appeared unto thee for this

10 Which thing I also did purpose, to make thee a miin Jerusalem: and many of nister and a witness both of the saints did I shut up in these things which thou haft prifon, having received au- feen, and of those things in thority from the chief priests; the which I will appear unand when they were put to to thee. death, I gave my voice a 17 Delivering thee from gainst them.

the people, and from the 11 And I punished them Gentiles, unto whom now I oft in every synagogue, and send thee, compelled them to blaspheme: 18 To open their eyes,

and

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and to turn them from dark- / art beside thyself ; much ness to light, and from the learning doth make thee power of Satan unto God, mad. that they may receive forgive 25 But he said, I am not ness of sins, and inheritance mad, moft noble Feftus; but among them which are fanc-speak forth the words of tified by faith that is in me. truth and foberness.

19 Whereupon, O king 26 For the king knoweth Agrippa, I was not disobe- of these things, before whom dient unto the heavenly vi- also I speak freely. For I lion :

am persuaded that none of 20 But shewed first unto these things are hidden from them of Damascus, and at him : for this thing was not Jerusalem, and throughout done in a corner. all the coasts of Judea; and 27 King Agrippa, believthen to the Gentiles, that est thou the prophets? I they should repent and turn know that thou believest. to God, and do works meet 28 Then Agrippa faid for repentance.

unto Paul, Almost thou per21 For these causes the suadest me to be a Christian. Jews caught me in the tem 29 And Paul said, I would ple, and went about toki 11 to God that not only thou,

but also all that hear me this 22 Having therefore ob- day, were both almoft, and tained help of God, I conti- altogether such as I am, exnue unto this day, witnef- cept these bonds. fing both to small and great, 30' And when he had thus faying none other things spoken, the king rose up, and than those which the pro- the governor, and Bernice, phets and Mofes did say and they that sat with them: should come:

31 And when they were 23 That Christ should gone afide, they talked besuffer, and that he should between themselves, saying, the first that should rise from This man doeth nothing the dead, and should snew worthy of death, or of bonds. light unto the people, and to

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Then said Agrippa : the Gentiles.

Feftus, This man 24 q And as he thus might have been set at liberspake for himself, Feftus said ty, if he had not appealed with a loud voice, Paul, thou unto Cefar.

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came unto a place which is CHAP. XXVII.

called The fair havens ; nigh ND when it was de- whereunto was the city of

termined that we Lasea. Tould fail into Italy, they 9 Now when much time delivered Paul and certain o was spent, and when sailing ther prisoners unto one named was now dangerous, becaule Julius, a centurion of Auguf- the fast was now already past, tus' band.

Paul admonished them, 2 And entering into Io q And said unto them, ship of Adramyttium, we Sirs, I perceive that this voyé launched, meaning to sail by age will be with hurt and the coasts of Asia, one Aris- much damage, not only of tarchus a Macedonian of the lading and ship but also Theffalonica, being with us. of our lives.

3 And the next day we 11 Nevertheless the centouched at Sidon. And Ju- rion believed the master and lius courteously entreated the owner of the ship, more Paul, and gave him liberty to than those things which were go unto his friends to refresh spoken by Paul. himself.

12 And because the haven when had was not commodious to winlaunched from thence, we ter in, the more part advised failed under Cyprus, because to depart thence also, if by the winds were contrary. any means they might attain

5 And when we had failed to Phenice, and there to winover the sea of Cilicia and ter; which is an haven of Pamphylia, we came to Crete, and lieth toward the Myra, a city of Lycia. south west and north west.

6 And there the centurion 13 And when the south found a ship of Alexandria wind blew softly, supposing failing into Italy; and he put that they had obtained their us therein.

purpose, loosing thence, they 7 And when we had failed failed close by Crete. Nowly many days, and scarce

14 9 But not long after were come over against Cni. there arose against it a temdus, the wind not sufferin peituous wind, called Eurous, we failed under Crete clydon. over against Salmone ;

15 And when the ship was 8 And hardly paffing it, caught, and could not bear

up

4 And

we

not,

up into the wind, we let her

24 Saying,, Fear drive.

Paul ; thou must be brought 16 And running under a before Cesar: and, lo; God certain island which is called hath given thee all them Clauda, we had much work that fail with thee. to come by the boat :

25 Wherefore, firs, be of 17 Which when they had good cheer: for I believe taken up, they used helps, God that it shall be even as undergirding the ship, and it was told me. fearing left they should fall 26 Howbeit, we must be into the quicksands, strake cast upon a certain island. fail, and so were driven. 27 But when the four

18 And we being exceed-teenth night was come, as ingly toffed with a tempest, we were driven up and the next day they lightened down in Adria, about mide the ship;

night the shipmen deemed 19 And the third day we that they drew near to fome cast out with our own hands country'; the tackling of the ship, 28 And founded, and

20 And when neither sun found it twenty fathoms : nor stars in many days ap- and when they had gone a peared, and no small tempest little further, they founded Jay on us, all hope that we again, and found it fifteen should be saved was then fathoms.

29 Then fearing left they 21 But after long absti- should have fallen upon nence, Paul ftood forth in the rocks, they cast four anchors midst of them, and said, Sirs, out of the stern, and wished ye should have hearkened for the day. unto me, and not have loosed 30 And as the shipmen from Crete, and to have were about to flee out of the gained this harm and lots. ship, when they had let down

22 And now I exhort you the boat into the sea, under to be of good cheer ; for there colour as though they would shall be no loss of any man's have cast anchors out of the life among you, but of the foreship, ship.

31 Paul said to the centu23 For there stood by me rion and to the soldiers, this night the angel of God, Except these abide in the whose I am, and whom I serve, ship, ye cannot be saved.

32 Then

taken away.

32 Then the soldiers cut which they were minded, if off the ropes of the boat, and it were possible, to thrust in let her fall off.

the ship. 33 And when the day was 40 And when they had coming on, Paul besought taken up the anchors, they them all to take meat, saying, committed themselves unto This day is the fourteenth the fea, and loosed the rudday that ye have tarried, and der-bands, and hoised up the continued fasting, having maintail to the wind, and taken nothing.

made toward shore. 34 Wherefore I pray you 41 And falling into a to take some meat: for this place where two seas met, is for your health : for there they ran the ship aground: shall not an hair fall from the and the fore part stuck fast head of any of you.

and reinained unmoveable, 35 And when he had thus but the hinder part was spoken, he took bread, and broken with the violence of gave thanks to God in pre- the waves. sence of them all ; and when 42 And the soldiers' counhe had broken it, he began cil was to kill the prisoners, to eat.

Jest
any

of them should swim 36 Then were they all of out and escape. good cheer, and they also 43 But the centurion, took some meat.

willing to save Paul, kept 37 And we were in all in them from their purpose, and the ship two hundred three-commanded that they which score and fixteen souls. could swim, should caft

38 And when they had themselves first into the sea, eaten enough, they lightened and get to land : the ship, and cast out the 44 And the rest, some on wheat into the sea.

boards, and some on broken 39 And when it was day, pieces of the ship. And so it they knew not the land; but came to pass, that they efthey discovered a certain caped all lafe to land. creek with a fhore, into the

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